What Fractured our GOP - Leadership?
Conservatives without Leadership
By Scott Prentice
The recent folly for delegates in the GOP may have sunk the ship. Or was it the lack of leadership to clearly define our core values as conservatives? Has the leadership who many of us look to for insight and understanding abandoned ship also? Has the GOP been broken for sometime, have we as conservative republicans not been able to recognized the symptoms? Why would James Dobson plan to support Mitt Romney if McCain is front runner? Now, with Romney off the boat, why would he support Mike. If they are not on the boat any longer why would he take the position of not voting at all? Read his current position on this matter after you read the following story, decide if this type of leadership isn’t what actually created the problem we are in.
It was after the dust settled on Super Tuesday and the GOP Machine with their Media Machine and their pounding pundents and their spin on this mess that created my dismay over the lack of attention that has been given to the little guy in the back. For this reason I've asked permission to reprint an article that was published last fall.
I have to ask you, why would a man whom I've admired for many years as a leader on this very issue not support this little guy! Isn't he the only true conservative in the dwindling bunch? Oh, you say he doesn't support the war, so he isn't one of us. Weren't we the guys who have always been voted in to office to get us out of the last three wars? Maybe there is something I'm missing, then I discovered this article online:
DR. JAMES DOBSON ON RON PAUL
© 2007 - NewsWithViews.com (Reprinted with permission from: Devvy Kidd)
Americans feel very strongly about their faith. Evangelical Christians are not only fierce in their beliefs, but they have become a force to be reckoned with particularly when it comes to the election of a president. The 2008 roster of candidates is causing a considerable amount of anguish with leaders like Dr. James Dobson, who commands the loyalty of millions of Evangelical Christians. Many supporters of Ron Paul simply don't understand why Dr. Dobson and other leadership voices of faith dismiss Congressman Paul as not even worthy of mention considering his consistent pro-life position.
In a recent NY Times op-ed piece titled 'The Values Test,' Dr. Dobson said:
"After two hours of deliberation, we voted on a resolution that can be summarized as follows: If neither of the two major political parties nominates an individual who pledges himself or herself to the sanctity of human life, we will join others in voting for a minor-party candidate. Those agreeing with the proposition were invited to stand. The result was almost unanimous...."The other approach, which I find problematic, is to choose a candidate according to the likelihood of electoral success or failure. Polls don't measure right and wrong; voting according to the possibility of winning or losing can lead directly to the compromise of one's principles. In the present political climate, it could result in the abandonment of cherished beliefs that conservative Christians have promoted and defended for decades. Winning the presidential election is vitally important, but not at the expense of what we hold most dear."
I absolutely agree with Dr. Dobson that an individual who truly has a value system they believe in, cannot in good conscious vote for any candidate with toxic moral values just because they're the lesser of the two evils because that's what the party machine has shoved down your throat. That's why I didn't vote for Bush, Clinton or Bush, Sr. Electability (lesser of the two evils) is the big propaganda hammer used to keep the peasants in line and voting for their own destruction.
I'm working on a special section for my web site on each of the presidential candidates, so the sake of brevity here and what's germane to this column, let's look at the position of the Republican candidates on just two value issues so important to Dr. Dobson and Christians: sanctity of human life and support of sexual deviants (sodomites and lesbians). Here's thumbnail sketch on GOP candidates:
Cross dresser, serial adulterer, Rudy Julie Annie supports the murder of unborn babies, believes sexual deviants should be protected, but claims he is against same sex marriage.
John McCain, serial adulterer and betrayer of our POW/MIAs: "Abortion issues: McCain supported the interests of the Planned Parenthood 0% in 2006. He supported the interests of the National Right to Life Committee 75% in 2005-2006. He supported the interests of the NARAL Pro-Choice America 0% in 2005." Dr. Dobson refuses to endorse McCain because he opposed a constitutional amendment that would ban same-sex marriage. McCain supports legal benefits for sexual deviants.
Flim-flam man, Mitt Romney: "Same sex issues: Has supported gay partnership recognition, but opposes civil unions and same sex marriage. Source Governor Mitt Romney, who frequently tells Republican audiences that every child has a right to have a mother and father, acknowledged yesterday that same-sex couples have ''a legitimate interest" in adopting children." Romney is in favor of sexual deviants adopting innocent children? No doubt some of these folks at this street fair in SF in broad daylight are same sex parents (many small children were in attendance); CAUTION: these three pages are extremely explicit with nudity. The people you see at that link are "respected" by Mike Huckabee; yes he has said you should "respect gay couples." Romney was pro baby killing, but for some reason decided it wasn't really okay to kill unborn babies now that he's running for the presidency so he's become pro-life.
In my research I ran across a web site hosted by Evangelicals for Mitt which contains this statement: "Even if you think Governor Romney has cynically "flip-flopped" on abortion, do you really think he'd do it again as president?" How about asking the babies murdered while Romney supported abortion how they feel? Romney ran pro-abortion to get elected governor of Massachusetts; he had an epiphany which lasted all of two months when he turned right around and appointed a judgeship to a Democrat who is pro-abortion. Old Mitt also said his epiphany came after a meeting on stem cell research, but then flip-flopped in 2005 and declared his support for a House bill lifting President Bush's ban on federal funding of embryonic stem cell research.
Tom Tancredo: "Co-sponsored legislation that would ban same-sex marriage nationwide. Voted "yes" on a resolution proposing a constitutional amendment providing that marriage in the U.S. consists only of the union of a man and a woman, and federal and state constitutions can not be construed to require marriage or legal incidents of marriage be conferred in other unions." Pro-life.
Sam Brownback: Marriage is between a man and woman; pro-life.
Although Almighty God doesn't, wishy-washy Mike Huckabee "respects" sexual deviants. Supports marriage between man and woman. Against civil unions, but respects "gay" couples. It's called pandering for votes. Supports constitutional amendment to protect unborn babies.
Duncan Hunter: Opposes civil unions; is 100% pro-life.
Fred Thompson: Claims that despite media reports, he's never been pro-abortion. Opposes constitutional amendment to protect marriage. Personally opposes civil unions, but says the issue should be left to states.
Dr. Alan Keyes: "The effort to equate homosexual and lesbian relations with legal marriage represents a destructive assault on the heterosexual, marriage-based family." Also: "In addition to overturning Roe v. Wade, we need a Human Life Amendment that respects life and restores our respect for the will of God."
Dr. Ron Paul: 100% pro-life. "As president, one of my priorities will be restoring the 10th amendment and federalism. Decisions about issues like civil unions or right-to-die legislation should be made by the states, not the federal government. I will stop federal judges from imposing new definitions on the States." See his column here on Federal Marriage Amendment.
What Ron Paul is saying is the same thing Joseph Story, associate justice, U.S. Supreme Court, said in Commentaries on the Constitution in 1833:
"Another not unimportant consideration is that the powers of the general government will be, and indeed must be, principally employed upon external objects, such as war, peace, negotiations with foreign powers and foreign commerce. In its internal operations it can touch but few objects, except to introduce regulations beneficial to the commerce, intercourse and other relations, between the states, and to lay taxes for the common good. The powers of the states, on the other hand, extend to all objects, which, in the ordinary course of affairs, concern the lives, and liberties, and property of the people, and the internal order, improvement and prosperity of the state."
In other words, when the states created the Congress from the U.S. Constitution authorizing this body, they meant that the powers specifically enumerated to the federal government would primarily deal with external matters, while the states themselves would concentrate on issues that "concern the lives and liberties, and property of the people...." This is the Tenth Amendment in a nut shell.
The reasons for sexual deviants gaining so much power is three-fold:
(1) The number of sodomites and lesbians serving in public office, put there by a morally bankrupt segment of our population who have bought into the propaganda of alleged "rights" for sexual deviants who choose their filthy, dangerous lifestyles (sexual preference predated sexual orientation). It's not the U.S. Constitution that's the problem, Dr. Dobson, it's people who have flushed their moral values in favor of political correctness;
(2) Federal judges and the U.S. Supreme Court. In his outstanding work, How to Dethrone the Imperial Judiciary, Dr. Edwin Vieira, painstakingly walks the American people through the actions of runaway, lawless judges and the all important Lawrence v Texas case. One must read this book to fully understand the issue and I would invite seriously concerned Americans like Dr. Dobson to read Edwin's scholarly work on this important issue.
Dr. Paul also covers this in one of his columns, Protecting Marriage From Judicial Tyranny: "Mr. Speaker, as an original cosponsor of the Marriage Protection Act (HR 3313), I strongly urge my colleagues to support this bill. HR 3313 ensures federal courts will not undermine any state laws regulating marriage by forcing a state to recognize same-sex marriage licenses issued in another state. The Marriage Protection Act thus ensures that the authority to regulate marriage remains with individual states and communities, as the drafters of the Constitution intended." This is a critically important column on this issue and I submit to you that either you support the U.S. Constitution or you're one of those folks who wants to apply it only when it suits your purposes.
(3) The churches in this country. This news item came about because I requested NWVs cover an alert I received from Randy Thomasson, president of Campaign for Children and Families. After Randy sent out this critical alert for Californians to get on the phone to Schwarzenegger's office, one church responded. One. I guess these social houses are too busy promoting the "hooks" many churches are now employing to bring the faithful to their good time joints. As soon as I got that alert from Randy, I called my family in California to get on the phone and tell Arnie to veto these dangerous bills and yet, one church in California felt moved to respond. I guess they're all going to "pray on it."
Dr. Dobson has unequivocally eliminated McCain, Rudy Julie, Thompson and most likely Romney from his list to endorse. Dr. Dobson speaks passionately that he will not vote strictly on the electability issue. If that's the case, why hasn't he jumped right out there and endorsed Huckabee, Hunter, Brownback, Keyes or Tancredo? They all pass his litmus test on abortion and none of them will get the nomination at the convention next year. I know that Huckabee is popular with sincere individuals like Janet Folger of Values Voter.org, but Huckabee has ZERO qualifications to be president of these united States of America because he has little understanding of constitutional government and it shows during these debates and his speeches.
With one glaring exception, there is one major issue that every candidate above is in full compliance with Dr. Dobson: his continued support for the unconstitutional, immoral invasion of Iraq. Dr. Dobson has called this destruction of Iraq a "noble war." He's on record as saying he supports this quagmire in Iraq because it "saves lives." These candidates all support the continued lunacy of this undeclared invasion: McCain, Rudy Julie, Huckabee (because "we broke it now we have to fix it"), Hunter, Thompson, Brownback, Tancredo (who also voted for the "Patriot" Act), Romney and Alan Keyes. The lone voice of sanity and reason, Ron Paul, voted against the use of our military against Iraq.
In other words, every GOP candidate except Ron Paul supports Dr. Dobson on this continued war mongering by Bush. Could that be the reason Dr. Dobson has remained silent on Ron Paul's candidacy and not Dr. Paul's high moral standards? I don't know. I only know Dr. Dobson's silence on Ron Paul is strange. One other thing that bothers me. Dr. Dobson would rather direct his millions of devoted followers to a "minor third party" when he knows at this time in history, a "third" party candidate cannot garner enough electoral college votes to win when there is a moral, pro-life candidate like Ron Paul running. I am a staunch supporter of the Constitution Party, but reality is reality.
Despite the media campaign in assisting the rotten, corrupt GOP machine get their choice of liars, cheats and constitutionally challenged candidates nominated next year at the GOP convention, nobody should count Ron Paul out just yet. Ron Paul is the human equivalent of Seabiscuit! While Ron Paul isn't the fire breathing orator the great Patrick Henry was, he is the only true statesman in my lifetime. He has delivered more than 4,000 babies, has never, ever changed his position on the issues and speaks so eloquently of constitutional government, Americans weep when they see his speeches. The Ron Paul phenomenon is growing every day and we shall see what happens next summer at the GOP convention because God help this nation if Ron Paul isn't our next president.
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